UWI students get study break from Digicel

UWI students get study break from Digicel

Monday, December 08, 2014

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HUNDREDS of University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) students were treated to a surprise study break by Digicel during 'Beat Season' at the UWI campus on Thursday, December 4.

The telecoms leader, in partnership with the UWI Marketing Association (UMA) and other sponsors like KFC, Pizza Hut, Pepsi, and Nestlé provided the students with food, drinks and an area to relax during their long study sessions and all-nighters, which usually occur near the end of semester just before exams.

"This was really unexpected but it's a really good initiative," Dwayne Haynes, a second-year student said. "It gives us a chance to take a little breather, socialise a bit, and talk about something other than studying for a while so that when we get back to studying, we can feel refreshed."

Shakira Sinclair, a second-year psychology student had similar sentiments: "This definitely gave us a nice little break from all the studying. We got a chance to get out of the stress environment for a while, get some food and coffee and chill a bit."

"It's rough sometimes for a lot of students studying here in the nights," said UMA President Sheldon Whyte.

"So we really appreciate the support from our sponsors, especially Digicel, who are always willing to back our initiatives and strengthen the link with the students here on campus."

"At Digicel, we all know what it's like to have to stay up and study to be prepared for these big exams," said Tari Lovell, sponsorship executive at Digicel. "We also know how important it is to de-stress during these times. So we are happy that we were able to do this for the students and we really hope it goes a far way in helping them during this exam season."

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